Royal Canadian Legion
Zone G5
Public Speaking Contest

"After much thought and careful consideration, the Public Speaking Contest for Zone G5 has been cancelled. At the present time, the Zone Executive has every intention of holding the contest as usual next year. Your understanding is appreciated.


Zone G5 Public Speaking Contest Awards Ceremony

Please refer to the individual Branch page for the names of Chairs


Montgomery 351 Stittsville 618
Eastview 462 Richmond 625
Westboro 480 Orleans 632
Rockland 554 Barrhaven 641
Bells Corners 593  

Royal Canadian Legion
Zone G5
Public Speaking Contest

The public speaking contest will be held at the Westboro Branch (480) of the Royal Canadian Legion (RCL) located at 389 Richmond Road. The contest is open to all students attending schools in Ottawa and district, with the following exceptions:

  • Schools in the former City of Kanata – please contact the RCL, Kanata Branch 638, for their contest date;

  • Schools in the former Township of West Carleton – please contact the RCL, West Carleton Branch 616, for their contest date;

  • Schools in the former Township of Osgoode – please contact the RCL, Osgoode Branch 589, for their contest date

  • Schools in the former Township of Greely – please contact the RCL, Greely Branch 627, for their contest date.

The Public Speaking Contest is divided into two parts:

Part One is for grades 1 to 6 and check-in time at Westboro Branch, 890 Richmond Road is at 8:00 a.m. with the contest starting at 9:00 a.m.


Part Two is for grades 7 to 12 and check- in time is scheduled for 12:30 p.m. with the contest starting at 1:00 p.m.

The topic for speeches is left to each student’s discretion and speeches can be submitted in either French or English. Because of the short time frame, we suggest pre-registration as soon as possible. The number of entries is restricted as follows:

·       grades 1 to 6 – 30 entries and

·       grades 9 to 12 – 30 entries.

Registration forms will be accepted on a first-come first-served basis and should be sent in PDF format by e-mail or by fax as indicated below:

Youth Education Officer
David Daley
Royal Canadian Legion
Zone G5 (Ottawa)
Phone: 613 404-1771
Fax : to be assigned


Please note:

We will make every effort to ensure that all students who wish to participate will be able to do so. However, it is important to sign up as soon as possible so we can adjust the timeline for the day's events.

For more information on the contest click on the links on the upper-right-hand corner of this page.


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